What is CAMBIA®?
CAMBIA is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine attacks in adults. It does not prevent or lessen the number of migraines you have, and it is not for other types of headaches. CAMBIA contains diclofenac potassium (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID).
Warning: Risk of serious cardiovascular and gastrointestinal events
CAMBIA is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs cause an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance is higher with longer use of NSAID medicines and in people who have heart disease. CAMBIA should never be used right before or after a heart surgery called a “coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)”.
NSAID medicines cause an increased risk of stomach and intestine problems, such as ulcers and bleeding, which can happen without warning and may cause death. This risk increases with use of steroids (corticosteroids), blood thinners (anticoagulants), smoking, alcohol use, older age, for those in poor health, advanced liver disease, and bleeding problems.
What is the most important information I should know about CAMBIA?
CAMBIA contains diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID).
NSAIDs, including CAMBIA, can cause serious side effects, including:
Avoid taking NSAIDs, including CAMBIA, after a recent heart attack, unless your healthcare provider tells you to. You may have an increased risk of another heart attack if you take NSAIDs after a recent heart attack.
The risk of getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with:
CAMBIA should only be used exactly as prescribed, at the lowest dose possible for your treatment, and for the shortest time needed.
Who should not take CAMBIA?
Do not take CAMBIA:
Before taking CAMBIA, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. NSAIDs, like CAMBIA, and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Do not start taking any new medicine without talking to your healthcare provider first.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
Know the medicine you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
What are the possible side effects of CAMBIA?
CAMBIA can cause serious side effects, including:
Other side effects of NSAIDs include: stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
See “What is the most important information I should know about CAMBIA?”
Get emergency help right away if you get any of the following symptoms:
Stop CAMBIA and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
If you take too much of your NSAID, call your healthcare provider or get medical help right away. These are not all the possible side effects of NSAIDs. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about NSAIDs. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Please see full Prescribing Information including BOXED WARNING and Medication Guide for more information about CAMBIA.